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Poster: Alison OK Date: Oct 16, 2018 10:23am
Forum: news Subject: Motherboard: Winamp’s Relaunch Better Bring Back Winamp Skins

First released in 1997, Winamp was the preferred music player for all my carefully-curated, locally-stored music. Whether I downloaded the MP3s from Napster or they came packaged with a CD I bought from FYE in the mall is another story, but the absolute best feature of Winamp was its swappable skins, that made the software look like pretty much whatever you wanted. Skins are what set it apart from other media players of the day, like VLC or Windows Media Player or whatever the hell janky application I was using at the time.

Winamp stopped getting official updates in 2013, leaving it to its fans to keep it alive and updated. But that’s about to change.

First released in 1997, Winamp was the preferred music player for all my carefully-curated, locally-stored music. Whether I downloaded the MP3s from Napster or they came packaged with a CD I bought from FYE in the mall is another story, but the absolute best feature of Winamp was its swappable skins, that made the software look like pretty much whatever you wanted. Skins are what set it apart from other media players of the day, like VLC or Windows Media Player or whatever the hell janky application I was using at the time.

Winamp stopped getting official updates in 2013, leaving it to its fans to keep it alive and updated. But that’s about to change.

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